Framing Premodern Desires

The Transformation of Sexual Ideas, Attitudes and Practices in Europe

Edited by Satu Lidman, Tom Linkinen, and Marjo Kaartinen

Framing Premodern Desires

Edited by Satu Lidman, Tom Linkinen, and Marjo Kaartinen

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

322 pages | 1 color plate, 30 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2017
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9789089649843 Published August 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
The way that we have perceived, described, and understood sexual desire has changed dramatically over time and across cultures. This collection brings together a group of leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to explore the history of sexual desires and the transformation of sexual ideas, attitudes, and practices in premodern Europe. Among topics considered are the visibility of sexual offenses and the construction of passions; the geographical range extends to Great Britain, with extended attention also to France and Germany. The result is a groundbreaking volume that adds significantly to our understanding of premodern European history, history of sexualities, gender studies, religious history, and many other fields.
 
Contents
Editors’ foreword
Satu Lidman, Tom Linkinen, Marjo Kaartinen, and Meri Heinonen
Framing premodern desires between sexuality, sin, and crime
An introduction
Garthine Walker
Part I Transforming ideas and practices
The naturalness of sex in medieval Roman law
Thomas Parry-Jones
Desire after Foucault
A re-evaluation of sex and sin in English medieval pastoral manuals
Kathleen Smith
Incest between in-laws
A matter of life and death in Sweden in 1700
Bonnie Clementsson
Dialectics of virginity
Controlling the morals of youth in the early modern Polish countryside
Tomasz Wiślicz
The first sexual revolution
Faramerz Dabhoiwala
Part II Constructing passions
Love and desire in French moralist discourse
Carin Franzén
Between books and brothels
The sexual scholarship of Hadriaan Beverland (1650-1716)
Karen Hollewand
The dream and the sin
Erotic dream in the France of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Juliette Lancel
The lame man makes the best lecher
Sex, sin, and the disabled Renaissance body
Kaye McLelland
Between passion and lust
Frmaing male desire in early modern Sweden
Jonas Liliequist
Epilogue
What happens between the covers: Writing premodern desire for audiences beyond academia
Lois Leveen
About the authors
Index
 
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